RE: £100K Garage: Max Berry

RE: £100K Garage: Max Berry

Tuesday 11th September

£100K Garage: Max Berry

Another teenage PHer picks his dream fleet, kicked off by one very menacing Jag...



Name: £100K Garage: Max Berry
Previously owned: VW Polo (first car!)
Currently owned: Seat Ibiza FR (second car!)


Jaguar F-Type V8 R
Cost:
£66,000
Balance: £34,000
Why I chose it: "Not only is this an F-Type Jag, which I love, but it's the fire-spitting V8 R flagship, pushing 550hp into the road via all four wheels. It's a nice colour combo for me, too, with the red leather and calipers complementing the black paint well. It's a pretty car; both aggressive and majestic, what with its quad tail pipes and beautifully designed side profile. Despite being an automatic, when behind the wheel you can of course take control with the paddles - an empowering (and exciting) feeling, I'm sure."


Porsche 911 Carrera (997)
Cost: £20,750
Balance: £13,250
Why I chose it: "First of all, it's a Porsche. Second of all, I was running out of money! But the key thing here is that, because it's a Porsche, the general passer-by would be sure I'd spent more than 20 grand on it. Having said that, for the money you get a 3.6-litre version of the famed flat-six, with 325hp in Carrera spec. Like the Jag, this 911 is automatic, which is a bit of a shame here because it's the old Tiptronic rather than PDK. The fundamental thing here however, is that it's a 911, and that means a great driving experience because of that unique layout. The colour scheme is nice, but a body wrap in white would be even better I think, highlighting those darkened rear lights and giving the car a fresher look. The interior is a little aged, but for me this isn't an issue. There's little need for wireless music connectivity because of the live soundtrack that comes with the car, from the two loudspeakers poking out from the back end..."


Audi S3
Cost:
£9,750
Balance: £3,500
Why I chose it: "This Audi S3 Quattro throws more than 300hp down on the road, which in something Golf sized is a rather exciting prospect. Think how excited we all got when VW announced they'd be shoving 300hp in the Golf R. Well this is that, plus a bit more. The similarities don't stop there either, as, like the Golf R, the S3 Quattro delivers its power to all four wheels and is lavishly equipped with many useful pieces of kit inside."


VW Golf GTI
Cost:
£3,250
Balance: £250
Why I chose it: "It's very simple, this one. It's a GTI. The good one. It's £3k, near as makes no difference. There's enough power to have fun, and sufficient civility to ferry around passengers when you need to, but with an element of speediness. So that's about it. It's a GTI - a rather more spritely GTI, thanks to the remap, and one I quite fancy."


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stavr0ss

Original Poster:

18 posts

61 months

Tuesday 11th September
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Is 100k garage back to no holds barred?

spikyone

229 posts

33 months

Tuesday 11th September
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stavr0ss said:
Is 100k garage back to no holds barred?
If it is, they could've started with some more interesting picks. A 911 and a Golf R? There's a reason that most PH articles describe them as ubiquitous. The Jag looks lovely, of course, but two modern sports cars and a go-to hot hatch is a bit unimaginative. Each to their own, I guess...

tektas

218 posts

32 months

Tuesday 11th September
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If I use 66k of my 100k I have 34k left, not 44k.

Just sayin.

deltashad

6,470 posts

130 months

Tuesday 11th September
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I like the first two choices but the 911 is a bit too close to the Jag. I'd want something completely different.

Muncher

11,344 posts

182 months

Tuesday 11th September
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tektas said:
If I use 66k of my 100k I have 34k left, not 44k.

Just sayin.
This.

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Contigo

2,968 posts

142 months

Tuesday 11th September
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The F Type R is not AWD. The SVR however is. They are horrible to drive too so you made the right decision with the RWD version.

DJM7691

357 posts

42 months

Tuesday 11th September
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What an uninspired pick! Two cars that basically do the same thing and a generic, common as much, hot hatch is a dull way to drop 100k.

For budget, an E60 M5 Estate, a 4.7 V8 Vantage, series 1 Elise and Alfa 147 GTA (with mods) would be my choices!

Turbobanana

1,092 posts

134 months

Tuesday 11th September
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Muncher said:
tektas said:
If I use 66k of my 100k I have 34k left, not 44k.

Just sayin.
This.
Incredible how this can get past the author and the proof-readers, isn't it? Or is it creative man-maths at its best?

PH: Basic arithmetic (doesn't) matter smile

GiveItSomeWellie

2,644 posts

129 months

Tuesday 11th September
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Contigo said:
The F Type R is not AWD. The SVR however is. They are horrible to drive too so you made the right decision with the RWD version.
I thought they went to AWD for the V8 sometime in 2016? Could be wrong.

Nice choices OP, big fan of the Jaguar especially.

Twoshoe

407 posts

117 months

Tuesday 11th September
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Turbobanana said:
Muncher said:
tektas said:
If I use 66k of my 100k I have 34k left, not 44k.

Just sayin.
This.
Incredible how this can get past the author and the proof-readers, isn't it? Or is it creative man-maths at its best?

PH: Basic arithmetic (doesn't) matter smile
Let's just call it the £110K Garage - simples!

Snubs

718 posts

72 months

Tuesday 11th September
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GiveItSomeWellie said:
Contigo said:
The F Type R is not AWD. The SVR however is. They are horrible to drive too so you made the right decision with the RWD version.
I thought they went to AWD for the V8 sometime in 2016? Could be wrong.

Nice choices OP, big fan of the Jaguar especially.
The online configurator has both the R and SVR as AWD. Not sure when it changed though.

I'd keep the F-Type and possibly the Golf as a practical car. But i'd drop the 911 for a convertible classic of some sort.

Big GT

453 posts

25 months

Tuesday 11th September
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Good cars.

Jag - Tick - maybe V6S
Golf - mmm would of gone for 306 GTI or i30N myself
911 - For £20K you want drivers Porsche. Cayman or 968 sport / 944 turbo

But 3 automatics in your dream £110K garage?

Snozzer

31 posts

74 months

Tuesday 11th September
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Doesn't say a lot for the standard of maths these days

rampageturke

879 posts

95 months

Tuesday 11th September
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tektas said:
If I use 66k of my 100k I have 34k left, not 44k.

Just sayin.
typical ph ste article these days, they can barely get anything right now

HardMiles

157 posts

19 months

Tuesday 11th September
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Pretty uninspiring choices, however it was nicely written, especially for a 17 year old.

I’m just glad 100k garage is back, in its original and best format. Choose cars that you want for that money, which IS what you’d do!

Tuvra

7,631 posts

158 months

Tuesday 11th September
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spikyone said:
If it is, they could've started with some more interesting picks. A 911 and a Golf R? There's a reason that most PH articles describe them as ubiquitous. The Jag looks lovely, of course, but two modern sports cars and a go-to hot hatch is a bit unimaginative. Each to their own, I guess...
Absolutely! I suppose your one of those people who would be cooing if the OP suggested 10-15 dross cars like "mint" overpriced Rover 800's and MX5's? boxedin

My garage would be similar to the above I reckon except I'd mix the third car up a bit:-

  • Golf R / Audi S3 / Audi S1 (£20K)
  • Audi R8 V10 / Nissan GTR / AMV8V (£60K)
  • BMW 7 Series / Merc S Class / Audi A8 / Maserati QP (£20K)

Matt Bird

1,005 posts

138 months

PH Reportery Lad

Tuesday 11th September
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stavr0ss said:
Is 100k garage back to no holds barred?
Yes it is! Submissions dried up and we have Max in on work experience, so figured it would be a good time to resurrect it and use the original format for a bit. All submissions welcome!

Cheers,


Matt

Matt Bird

1,005 posts

138 months

PH Reportery Lad

Tuesday 11th September
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Muncher said:
tektas said:
If I use 66k of my 100k I have 34k left, not 44k.

Just sayin.
This.
Argh! Of course you're right. What a bunch of plonkers. Let's sort it out now...

Matt Bird

1,005 posts

138 months

PH Reportery Lad

Tuesday 11th September
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We're back live with some correct maths now - apologies all!


Matt

Muncher

11,344 posts

182 months

Tuesday 11th September
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That's even more bizarre, a Golf GTI AND an Audi S3?

Buy the 911, buy the Golf and still have 75% of the budget left for something a bit different surely?

Edited by Muncher on Tuesday 11th September 12:26